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Ysgol Plascrug


The Ysgol Plas Crug project demonstrated best value and the highest quality construction to provide the staff and pupils with exceptional educational facilities, whilst also reducing energy consumption through sustainable design and construction, all of which was provided with full consideration to the working school, which was reflected in our scores during visits by the ‘Considerate Constructors’ representatives. The project comprised the construction of a new two storey classroom block to accommodate five new classrooms and toilet areas, as well as a new two storey School Hall.  All excavations were supervised by an appointed Archaeologist from Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust as the site was believed to have evidence of early Norman occupancy, and we worked closely with the Archaeologists to enable them to record any findings. A redundant swimming pool was demolished to create space for the new extension, which was of traditional construction of a mixture of facing bricks and cedar cladding, with a single ply membrane roof. Internal blockwork walls were plastered with hardwall plaster for durability, and ceilings were perforated acoustic boards. High quality materials were installed, which ensured low whole life costs through reduced maintenance needs. Numerous energy efficiency improvements were carried out to the existing school to bring the school up to an ‘A’ energy rating and the building also had a sprinkler system designed to fully meet the insurance requirements, including a 14m long buried storage tank. A new access road was formed within the school grounds including associated parking, drainage, kerbing, fencing and external lighting, as well as a new ‘soft’ play area. It was also requested to overlay the existing tennis court to a higher standard.   




Project:

Ysgol Plascrug

Aberystwyth

Client:

Ceredition County Council

Project Value

£1.7m